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Judge sentences Cedar Rapids man with 68 previous convictions to 19 years in prison

June 13, 2018 - 4:28pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal judge said Benjamin McCauley, recently convicted for distributing synthetic drugs, may have “set a record in my courtroom” for having the most criminal...
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Man arrested in connection to Verizon Wireless store robbery in Marion

June 13, 2018 - 3:57pm
A Hiawatha man was arrested Wednesday in connection to an October robbery at a Verizon Wireless store in Marion. Joshua Hamilton, 30, has been charged with second degree robbery, a Class C felony,...
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Threats to Joni Ernst lead to prison

June 13, 2018 - 3:33pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a Waterloo man, who sent threatening tweets last August to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, to six years in prison. The sentence goes beyond the...
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Griggs Music is ready to ‘upsize’ your violin

June 13, 2018 - 3:08pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — It seems like a quiet afternoon at Griggs Music’s northeast Cedar Rapids shop, but looks can deceive. “We’re getting toward the busy season now,”...
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Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Disney

June 13, 2018 - 3:06pm
NEW YORK — Comcast made a stunning $65 billion bid Wednesday for 21st Century Fox in what is expected to be the first of many attempts to buy up pieces of the entertainment world in the wake...
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Man dies in Cedar County car crash

June 13, 2018 - 2:18pm
An Illinois man has died following a traffic collision Tuesday morning on Highway 38 in Cedar County. William Ryan, 72, of Creve Coeur, was driving northbound near Highway 38 and 306th Street when...
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Iowa Medicaid head offers methodology on savings estimates

June 13, 2018 - 1:54pm
DES MOINES — Privatized Medicaid is saving the state of Iowa $140.9 million for fiscal year 2018, the program director said in a public meeting Wednesday. But no one yet has clarified how the...
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19-year-old man blows fingers off hand in firework accident: Cedar Rapids Police

June 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
The Cedar Rapids Police Department has sent a reminder about fireworks safety and legal restrictions after responding to a fireworks accident Tuesday that resulted in serious damage to a 19-year-old...
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Fed lifts rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

June 13, 2018 - 12:47pm
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank’s shift from policies used to...
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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade

June 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year, a team...
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Trump poised to get new low-yield nuclear weapons

June 13, 2018 - 12:27pm
WASHINGTON — The new low-yield nuclear warheads that President Donald Trump wants to add to the American arsenal look poised to receive backing from Congress, despite an outcry from...
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Watch: Livestream of Council of Human Services meeting on the Iowa Medicaid Program

June 13, 2018 - 10:57am
The Gazette was at the Council on Human Services meeting in Des Moines today, where Iowa Enterprise Director Michael Randol gave a presentation on the cost savings estimates of the Iowa Medicaid...
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AT&T slips after Time Warner buyout gets approval

June 13, 2018 - 10:20am
June 13 (Reuters) — Shares of AT&T Inc fell 2 percent on Wednesday after a federal judge approved the telecom company’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner Inc, clearing the path for...
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Freedom School returns, remains relevant

June 13, 2018 - 10:07am
In Hattiesburg, Miss., in the summer of 1964, a student of one of nearly 40 “freedom schools” at the time wrote these words: “I like to go to Freedom School. You would like it...
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Watch: Epic Surge Slideshow from 2008

June 13, 2018 - 8:07am
Following the flood of 2008, The Gazette’s photography and multimedia staff created a 10-minute video slideshow chronicling the peak and aftermath of the 2008 flood. Today, June 13, 2018 marks...
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A raccoon is scaling the side of a tall skyscraper, and it’s incredibly stressful

June 13, 2018 - 7:25am
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un captivated the world on Tuesday morning with a historic summit that seemed to lower the prospect of a devastating global war. Not long...
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June 2018: A flood of memories

June 13, 2018 - 5:22am
Heavy-duty, knee-high rubber boots still sit in my basement. While they no longer hold the odors of the 2008 floods, my mind recreates the stench each time I see them. It’s a combination of...
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North Liberty OKs off-leash dog park

June 12, 2018 - 7:42pm
NORTH LIBERTY — Man’s best friends are likely wagging their tails about a North Liberty City Council decision. The council voted 4-0 Tuesday to buy land for the city’s first...
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$33M senior housing complex proposed in Cedar Rapids

June 12, 2018 - 7:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A developer is proposing a $33 million complex called Hidden Creek Development with senior housing, market-rate apartments and storage units off Boyson Road NE. The master plan...
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Reynolds believes same-sex marriage issue is settled

June 12, 2018 - 7:36pm
PELLA — Gov. Kim Reynolds staked out a position Tuesday in favor of allowing Iowa voters to decide whether same-sex marriages should be legal, but later clarified she believes the issue has...
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